Thug World Order

Thug World Order

It's been a long time since Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were perched atop the charts.
Gabin

Gabin

As spring evolved into summer, Italy-based duo Gabin (bassist Max Bottini and DJ Filippo Clary) discovered that Italians couldn't get enough of its jazzy house track "Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap," which gloriously references Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." A crossover smash in the land of wine and pasta, "Doo Uap" has been embraced by tastemaking club DJs in the U.S.—and it's one of many highlights on the twosome's eponymous full-length debut.
On a Mission

On a Mission

First time out, Trick Pony served up radio-friendly excitement with just the right amount of beer-soaked edge, and the exuberant trio takes that concept up a big notch with its sophomore WB release.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1999 - Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled ""Tidal,"" Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's ""When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks Like A King What He Knows Throws The Blows When He Goes To The Fight And He'll Win The Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters The Ring There's Nobody To Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand And Remember That Depth Is The Greatest Of Heights And If You Know Where You Stand, Then You'll Know Where To Land And If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right.""
Bouderbala

Bouderbala

Nass Marrakech's U.S. debut album, Sabil a Salaam (Alula), was released in 2000. At that time, the group's sound was primarily a Gnawa-fusion groove.
Un Segundo Una Vida

Un Segundo Una Vida

Drawing from a multitude of musical influences to create a unique flamenco/ world music sound, guitarist and composer Hernan Romero astounds on this collection of instrumental and Spanish-language tracks.
New Found Freedom

New Found Freedom

It's the little touches that make a contemporary jazz release stand out from the pack, and most are so intrinsic to the nature of jazz that it is a wonder how often they are ignored.
The Genius of the Electric Guitar

The Genius of the Electric Guitar

As with Legacy's epochal Robert Johnson boxed set—the surprise-smash 1990 release that not only sparked new interest in vintage roots-music styles but also virtually kicked off the CD era of boxed-set reissues—the genesis of this four-disc collection devoted to short-lived electric-guitar pioneer Charlie Christian lies in a labor of love.
The Legendary Small Groups

The Legendary Small Groups

These tremendously popular and influential trio and quartet sides of 1935-39 pioneered cool-toned chamber jazz.
Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

The beauty of the Wallflowers is that they function far beyond time. They don't bend or yield to trends.
Shaman

Shaman

For most artists, following up a multi-Grammy Award-winning album like 1999's Supernatural would have been a creative nightmare.
From the Inside

From the Inside

Italian superstar Laura Pausini has flirted with American audiences via a few soundtrack appearances but approaches a full-blown love affair on From the Inside, her glittering English-language debut on Atlantic.

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